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uttle program. and you could hear it in the voice of the commentators from nasa out of houston, mission control. just talking about inspiring a generation, serving the world for 30 years. a job well done, america. it really is. it's a sad time. it's sad -- hopeful but sad. >> hopeful but sad. and there are a lot of lot of p watching knowing it brought their careers to an end. it has been a magical time in space. it has been a cooperative effort with many countries at a time will has been a great deal of turmoil in the world, the space shuttle has been something that brought the efforts of a number of nations together. john zarrella standing by at kennedy space center. you covered a lot of these things. what did it feel like coming in for the last time? >> reporter: yeah, you know, i was listening to rob davis, the voice in houston. he got choked up at the end and had really great words to say. you know, just watching it, i say to myself, that's it. we have always said there will always be another launch to come and cover and another landing to come and cover. not anymore. >> well, at least not any more
of space shuttles. stay tuned. lit take as you little while. we are still working on it but keep watching. we will be launching again. >> we will stay in the business, as they said, the united states is not out space business. >> absolutely. we have proven for 30 years that we know how to get to lower orbit. we built this fantastic international space station. lit keep operating at least through 2020, conducting research in this incredible laboratory with the micro gravity environment of space we cannot replicate here on earth. we are going to still explore and research there but we have proven we know how to get to lower orr. >> it next step is -- >> we need to go on. absolutely. >> that's going to be the challenge for you and the rest of the folks at nasa. as we see "atlantis" sitting on the edge of the runway, it is, in fact, over for the space shuttle program. >> that's right.
thank you for that. >> we want to get the take of what it is like in haas ton at mission control where it is obviously a very bittersweet day for them as well. what we know about 2,000 people getting their pink slips as early as tomorrow. >> that is -- the transition, a lot of people here talk about it. this is a spectacular moment here in mission control. lot of the men, women that have been working on this mission standing up, a lot of handshakes and as the shuttle landed just off to the right here, you guys can't see it but there is a viewing room and filled this morning with a lot of the families of the men and women you see down in here. as the shuttle touched down a little while ago, you can hear the eruption of applause and also several hundred people outside the mission control building here watching this on the grounds. a viewing area set up for the employees. a lot of these men down here, you see holding little cameras, iphones and what you have to
capture these final moments of the space shuttle for these people who work so closely, mostly behind the scenes, you know, the astronauts get a lot of glory but it is -- these folks down here who work on the shuttle missions tirelessly around the clock especially when they are in orbit around the world. a lot of the people take great pride in the work they have done over the last 30 years. emotional moments from here. we will zoom in here. the gentleman you see in the red shirt over there, his name is butch, the space communicator. he was the one that you heard speaking with the commander of the space shuttle going back and forth a short while ago. to give you a sense of who is who here. this room here, you know, going through the final checklist here, now that the space shuttle is on the ground safely. the other thing interesting you can't see it but there is -- one of the -- three large monitors here at mission control. the middle monitor, right there in the room, they have for each shuttle mission, a patch that's designed for each of these crews. we see them flashing all of the
different space shuttle mission patches flashing across the screen. many of these people are veterans of many space shuttle missions. you know, a tribute to all of the space shuttle missions controlled out of here in mission control in houston. back to you guy. >> thanks very much for that. >> we want to welcome you to a special edition of "american morning" where we are covering the final landing of the space shuttle. 6:04 on the east coast. they are saluting the end of an era and the astronauts that made eight success. >> the final voyage of the space shuttle spram now over. lant advertise flawlessly touched down on time at kennedy space center minutes ago. here's the historic moment. >> main gear touched down. deploying the drag chute. ferguson rotating the nose gear down to the deck.
nose gear touched down. having fired the imagination of a generation, a ship like no other, its place in history secured the space shuttle pulls into port for the last time. its voyage at an end. >> after serving well for over 30 years, the space shuttle place in history has come to a final stop. >> we copy you wheels stop.
>> that is -- >> congratulate you end of an era. congratulations taking place. with the end of the shuttle program this is a controversial topic for a lot of people that cover it. now we are reliant on our former cold war rivals of russia, partners in space exploration to get there. $64 million per astronaut for us to hitch a hide up to space until we develop something else or decide what we are doing. >> commercial space program in development but it will be a couple of years before they -- lot more economical than doing it the space shuttle but it is a couple years away. bittersweet time. do i have some people saying are we saying it is the end of the space program. the end of the shuttle program for sure. we don't have certainty as to what the space program is going to do after this. we will come back to this later in the show. here on and in the united states there is a real concern even a compromise deal to raise the debt ceiling might not make it through the house of representatives. president obama says he's optimistic lawmakers can reach
an agreement. this morning we are one day away from the president's self-imposed deadline to get something passed so that it has the time to move through congress. >> brianna keilar is live at the white house. both sides are digging in. the president did seem to change his position or at least soften his position about say nothing to any short-term extension to raise the debt ceiling. >> that's right. for the first time yesterday, he entertained this idea we were told by white house press secretary jay carney of a short-term sort of stopgap measure. you remember before he said i won't sign a short-term measure. i will not sign a 30, 60, 90, 100-day extension. this is a little different what he was talking about very towing to be very clear. we are talking about some sort of stopgap measure to increase the debt ceiling just for a few days. the idea here, the white house says, is to give some time, assuming that a framework on a larger deficit reduction package is in place and it is literally
a matter of kind of executing the paperwork and giving the senate and house of representatives time to push that through congress. here's the thing, though. he met yesterday separately with democratic and republican leaders and there was really no sizable progress to report on moving forward on a big deficit reduction plan that includes massive spending cuts, tax reform and entitlement reform, tax increases. so you can see here the clock is ticking and the end game here still very unclear. >> this thing just keeps on developing and you hear hopefulness and then schedules. you will keep us posted when you hear there's actually some kind of timeline we have to figure out whether we are going to have money to pay our bills on august 3rd or not. >> after two days of explosive hearings in the uk phone hacking scandal, relatives of 9/11 victims in the u.s. are now saying they will be meeting with attorney general eric holder soon. they asked for the meeting one-on-one since the fbi started
investigating allegations that "news of the world" hacked the phones of survivors, victims and their families. the meeting has yet yet been set. rupert murdoch is back in the united states. he and his wife returned to their new york home yesterday. there is a lot on rupert murdoch's plate. news corp. is facing an fbi investigation and at least two u.s. based lawsuits filed by shareholders. also a possible standard & poor's downgrade. >> developing cnn learning at least 22 deaths blamed on the stifling heat gripping the nation. right now more than 140 million people in at least 30 states are under advisories or warnings dealing with near triple-digit temperatures. expected to stay in place through joust the weekend. terrorists may be targeting private u tilts in the united states. department of homeland security putting state and local law enforcement on alert for potential threats. while there is no specific
credible intelligence, officials say, quote, several recent incidents highlight the ongoing threat to private sector utility facilities. some 22 thousand state workers in minnesota are back on the job this morning. they had been out of work since july 1 because of a government shutdown in that state. that shutdown is over this morning after the state's governor signed a $35.7 billion budget yesterday. >> given the impasse that last week showed no signs of ending, it was imperative somebody step forward and make an offer that would break the ice and get minnesota back to work. i did so. >> as part of the deal the governor gave up on tax hikes. the republican legislature gave in a bit on spending cuts. >> all right. here is a lesson to you kids out there, pouting works. check this out. a young fan at the san francisco giants game couldn't handle the fact that a couple in front of him got the foul ball. he didn't even try. look at him. look at him.
pouting, the whole routine. lys, wraps the arms. holds back the tears. later on, the broadcast team brought the whole row -- the whole row balls from the game. >> there you go. >> got a smile out of the kid. >> fantastic. >> unfortunate lesson for 5-year-olds, pouting works. >> i want to read this next thing. >> not working here. good try. >> i don't think as effective as he was. >> he ras really good. international hotel chain going the extra mile to ensure guests get a good night's sleep. crown plaza introduced snore controls in dozen hotels in europe and middle zblooes i heard people snoring in rooms adjacent to me. >> they have snore monitors that patrol the halls to listen for offensive noises. snore-proof rooms are another measure being tested.
they include soundproofing on walls and headboards as well as anti-snoring pillows and white noise machines. >> what's a snore patrol going do? are they going to knock on your door? >> wake you up. >> when i snore and somebody wakes me up i go -- sorry. then i go back to sleep and start snoring again. are they going to sleep with me? >> yes. they will sleep with you and roll you over. >> that brings us to our question of the day. what's your funniest hotel experience? send us an e-mail, tweet. >> that's just downright hilarious. >> we will read some of your comments later. i bet you this is going to be a very successful question of the day. people will have very funny hotel room experiences. >> coming up -- >> keep it clean. >> the tsa has a solution to eliminate the naked body scans at airports. a brain of its own. the u.s. navy thinks it is what we need to fight terrorism at sea. >> the government of nepal is going to try to recalculate the
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the transportation security administration is installing new software to get passengers more privacy when they are screened at airport checkpoints. instead of seeing right through your clothes, the body scans will now show the generic outline after person. the tsa says it protects privacy and maintaining security standards. it will be tested at dozens airports nationwide. the whole point was see your body to see if had you something attached to it or something inside of it. i don't know understand it. the point is it is supposed to give you more prif. >> i good luck. i know a lot of people not happy at all. >> taking a close look at your body. >> take a look at the u.s. navy's latest weapon to combat terrorism at sea. it is known as the unmanned usv. it is a boat with brains technically. it is not controlled by humans.
it has a rotating laser that canvasses the water and can use -- can actually -- laser can sense an unauthorized ship approaching. >> that's exactly our mission. to make this unnerving. if we can have the terrorists think twice about coming anywhere near this because of technology like this then we are doing our job. >> the technology used was also usedlies in y nasa in its mars how tall is mt. everest? you can look it up and find out how tall it is. the governor of nepal announced plans to remesh tour mountain. long-running dispute with china over exactly how tall the mountain is. it spans the border of two countries. china says it should be measured by the rock height. nepal says it should be measured by the snow height. the official height is
designated at 29,029 feet. >> no disputing whether or not it is the tallest peak in the world. the countries have been going back and forth. >> is a person's height their hair height or that your bald height? >> exactly. >> i'm on the chinese side of this discussion. you would be on the nepal side. >> i was born there. yeah. higher the hair, closer to god. yes. >> there you go. >> rob marciano is in the extreme weather center. the bottom line is none of us have climbed it. i would love do that. >> who knew the two of you would have such a connection to that story. >> yeah. the chinese and the nepalese. who knew i was chinese? >> he's not. he claims a new nationality weekly. >> the great melting pot. claim it all. good morning. america trying to keep cool. that's for sure. with the heat advisories and warnings throughout 30 states or so, about a third of the country now in it. same deal. 1101, 20 degree heat indices. the difference today is we have
shifted this a little bit farther to the south and to the east. with that, will come a heat now to even more populated areas. chicago still in it. minneapolis, wisconsin, and have you seen -- this is not going to drive all the way down to the south and not going to drive much farther to the east. enjoy it in minneapolis. you saw your record breaking levels of humidity. crazy, crazy stuff. amount of moisture we saw with flooding exacerbated that. 96 degrees expected feels like temperature in chicago today, it will be 99, that's what it will feel like in new york tomorrow. maybe even higher than that in spots. 111 in d.c. you see where this heat is going. it is not going anywhere any time too soon. maybe sunday into monday. saturday looks to be hot. there is your sunday forecast for new york city. we will start to see things moderate. heading into monday we -- tuesday, didn't realize this map dash wait, wednesday, the hits keep on coming here. raleigh, you will stick -- triple digits. thanks for the extended map. on boston, isolated
thunderstorms in the afternoon. there will be spots of thunderstorms will percolate. may not be around the airports but you will see folks flying airplanes having to fly around that and will delay your flight time. here is a way to cool off p. columbus, ohio, kids are sweltering there. look at the guy opening up this fire hydrant, guys. tried and true method of -- you know, cooling off the neighborhood. that guy -- he doesn't look like a fireman to me. looks like a parent where the kids were saying dad, why don't i have a pool? why -- i will give you a sprinkler, kid. we will open this puppy up. that made him a very popular figure, i think, in the streets of columbus, ohio. i think a lot of cities will be doing that today. >> i'm assuming you are generally not allowed to do that. i see it happened in places. >> don't sometimes the firefighters actually open it up? >> yeah. maybe it is a fire -- maybe he sapphire fighter. >> see. you never know. >> i'm just making stories up. isn't that what we do? >> rob good to see you. we will be checking in on that heat as we go through the
morning. it is pretty bad in a lot of places. >> it is really bad. even if you are cool, you know, it is still you are in the sun and humidity, it is -- >> when you know people -- when people are dieing from the heat, the sounds obvious but -- you really have to do everything you can to try to keep hydrateded and keep cool. bless. >> did you sorry about that. i was holding tonight for a long time. >> why didn't you tell me. i could have done something about it. >> we want to show you something cool here. >> we are giving it to you as it comes on this show. unedited and raw. >> can i please show you this demo? this is really cool. new streaming video. you don't have to be sitting in front of your tv to get the latest news. this is the cnn app. this is a picture of me and you. you go to this cop corner which shows live tv. click that. what's live now? "american morning," of course. >> nice. >> we click on that. the show streams live. there we are. >> i bet it will show you sneezing. >> please say it is before i sneezed. >> are you about to sneeze? >> i don't know. but -- it is on a few second
delay. it is great. >> here it comes. no, no. of course we had to relive the sneeze. sorry about that. >> the sneeze that lives forever. >> yes. >> excellent. >> so nice, you saw it twice. this is cool. you can check out all of your -- both cnn's programming as well as headline news. both available, cnn.com/video. if you have the ipad or iphone, new streaming service available to 50 million people who subscribe to certain cable providers. you can head to our website and see if your company is one of them and give you a code and boom. >> do you need to sneeze here? >> no, i'm fine. i'm going to cough now. >> are you a snorer? >> no. >> i'm a vicious snorer. >> my daughter snores. >> angry wolf. >> did you know what that means, right? >> i don't know. >> you wear one of those strips or do something and you can stop snoring. >> that's not the approach at a number of hotels are taking. if you are a chronic snorer you
may want to steer clear of the crown plaza hotel. they are all about making sure guests sleep well if they are being bothered by snorers. >> that's right. good for them. congratulations. >> if you are a snorer have other plans. >> yes. we need a plungeter size of a superdome. 60,000 pounds of toilet paper clogged a river. >> oh, come on! >> how did it happen? 23 minutes past the hour. [ tires screeching ] an accident doesn't have to slow you down. with better car replacement, available only with liberty mutual auto insurance, if your car is totaled, we give you the money for a car one model year newer. to learn more, visit us today. responsibility. what's your policy?
yesterday. futures are down this morning. investors feeling concern over more stalls in the debt talks in washington. lots of potential market movers. new numbers on initial jobless claims for last week come out in about two hours from now. greece is back in the spotlight today. european officials gathering for an emergency meeting in brussels this morning. top on the agenda, debt crisis in greece and how to prevent financial problems there from spreading to other countries in europe like italy and pain. quarterly earnings coming out before the opening bell this morning. at&t, nokia, pepsi, continental, us airways all on the list. later today, after the closing bell, microsoft will release the earnings report for this last quarter. the federal reserve is slapping wells fargo with an $85 million fine. the bank is accused of falsifying loan applications and pushing customers with good credit into expensive mortgages when they actually qualified for better rates. wells fargo agreed to pay the fine but did not admit to any wrongdoing. the federal trade commission says failed mortgage lender countrywide overcharged more
than 450,000 borrowers when they fell behind on their mortgage borrow borrowers. "american morning" is right back after this with the last ever landing of the space shuttle "atlantis" program. [ male announcer ] if you're looking for a pickup truck, check out the miles per gallon. the length of the power train warranty. and the horsepower. only ram delivers this kind of muscle.
crossing the half hour now this morning. space shuttle "atlantis" flawlessly touches down at kennedy space center just a half hour ago. here is a look. >> lot of emotion today. one thing indisputable, america will not stop exploring. thank you, "columbia," "challenger "challenger," "atlantis," thank you for protecting us. god bless all of you. god bless the united states of america. >> the shuttle mission, final shuttle mission, now complete. the end of the line for the shuttle program and thousands of people who helped put it in
orbit. "atlantis" will be retired. will stay at kennedy space center and put on display. president obama saying he remains hopeful that lawmakers can reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling by the august 2nd deadline. on cnn political analyst david gergen says he now believes there is a better than 50% chance that the government will default next month. just in to cnn, british police are now expanding their investigation into illegal phone hacking by reporters. that means it is going beyond the investigation now going beyond rupert murdoch's "news of the world" tabloid to include many other papers. that's according to the british information commissioner's office. we are following this closely and we are going to have an update for you as soon as we get more information. here in the u.s., relatives of 9/11 victims say the attorney general agreed to meet with them and discuss allegations that their loved one has their phones hacked by news corp. reporters. space shuttle "atlantis" pulgs off a picture perfect landing just before sunrise at
kennedy space center. >> one of the most ambitious programs in hichlt, john zarrella is live at kennedy space center. hi, john. >> reporter: hi. that's right. "atlantis" coming home. chris ferguson bringing the vehicle home about 40 minutes ago. as you mentioned perfect landing. live picture from the kennedy space center there. the shuttle sitting on the ground. the crew is probably already out of the vehicle inside of that mobile white room that they pull up right next to the orbiter hatch. and so the crew is probably in there. flight doctors are in there checking them out and making sure everything is okay. we expect that commander ferguson may make in remarks later here this morning a he is checked out by the doctors. we are waiting on that. as you mentioned, a picture perfect landing this morning and commander ferguson with very poignant words as he brought the
shuttle "atlantis'" wheels to a stop. >> the way we view the world and changed the way we view our universe. a lot of emotion today. one thing sin disputable. america is not going to stop exploring. "columbia," "challenger," our p "atlantis," thank you for protecting us and bringing the program -- >> the shutful "atlantis" is going to be towed back now to what's called the orbiter processing facility, opf. lit stay outside there so that the work force will be allowed to go over there later this morning and get a close-up look at the vehicle. and then the process will begin to take it from flight ready to museum ready and in about two years, it will be in its new house over at the visitor complex here. lit take about two years for them to get that building ready for "atlantis" but that will be its permanent home. just a couple of miles from
here. kiran, ali? >> all right. thank you. tragic day at yosemite national park when three hikers went over the side of a water fall. they are missing and now presumed dead after they climbed over a guardrail at the top of a park water fall and were then swept away. >> railing at the very top of the water fall. they were on the other side of the railing. just standing in the water, playing around in the water. unfortunately they slipped and all three of them went into the water and over the water fall. >> park officials called off the search and rescue effort. they say the teams will continue to scour the river for the bodies of the victims. a 6-year-old girl is recovering from a shark attack on north carolina's outer banks. authorities say she was bitten on her right leg and foot while playing in the shallow water. her condition has been upgraded from critical to good. that's good news. no other swimmers were injured. the incident didn't shut down any -- >> scary, though. it was in the shallow water.
it wasn't like she was swimming out far. sheared fire hydrant triggered a mass iive geyser. expected carjacker was trying to crash when he crashed into the hybrid sending water hundreds of feet into the air. two homes damaged. had to be evacuated. one geezer spotted in the area. how much tea do you need -- to clock a river? >> this is a crazy story. >> crew have to clean up a huge mess because a semi overturned and slid into a river. guess what that semi was carrying? 64,000 pounds of toilet paper went into the water. the truck was carrying eight mega-rolls. that's a much larger mega-roll than we have in our rooms. >> mine is usually two rolls. >> exactly. those are the mega-rolls. >> these are the giant --
unprocess. >> weighing 8 thousand pounds each. that would probably last a week with my two kids. but that's what they were like before they were cut up and the driver was hospitalized, released. i don't know anything more about how they will clean it up. >> okay. we will definitely keep you posted on that story as new developments warrant. >> such a geezer or guieyser. >> they are still sitting on the nfl sidelines. >> they left a deal on the table last night. but they are hopeful to walk with one today. live with the talks. coming up, unique way to save money when it comes to be maintaining vacant lots. it is 37 minutes after the hour.
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sitting on the table. nfl players have decided not to vote on the new labor contract. that was -- vote was set for yesterday. they did not do it. both sides work flood night trying to resolve the issues. for right now players and fans are still locked out and many of them are frustrated. >> david mattingly is live in atlanta airport where the talks are taking place. tell us what's going on. >> reporter: the sticking point right now is the same overriding problem they had at the start of the lockout back in march. it comes down to money and lots of it. who gets how much of $9 billion in annual revenue? the numbers are so big, nfl fans in a tough economy had a tough time keeping score. 10. >> 10% unemployment in the country, right? us poor folks scraping to get by. come on. billionaires against millionaires, right? can you not meet in the middle somewhere? >> reporter: in march, with owners and players reportedly $800 million apart, the owners
voted for lockout. even the president had something to say about it. >> my working assumption at a time when people are having to cut back, compromise, and worry about making a mortgage and paying for their kids' college education, the two parties should be able to work it out. >> reporter: the owners came to the table with three main demands -- give players a smaller percentage of annual revenues, play more regular season games, and 18 up from 16, and no more top dollar contracts to unproven rookies. but four months later, word from inside the closed door meetings was close but no deal yet. already the first economic fallout, some towns are losing millions because of training camps that won't be open. and pressure builds by the day. >> we want to play football. between want to go back to work. but we are not going to agree to
any deal unless it is the right deal for all the players. >> reporter: the clock is ticking. before the owners here in atlanta can do anything today, the players in d.c. have to reach an agreement and vote on it. everyone watching right now what happens in washington, d.c., will they be able to have this season without any problems. the first preseason game is august 8th. >> let's hope that actually happens. we will keep a close eye on it with you. thanks very much. >> first week in august. we have to get the debt ceiling ceiling -- >> busy week. which one do you think will happen first? >> i need more details on this. if you mow you own it. >> how much more details do you need? >> in sandusky, ohio, they p want to save money by maintaining vacant lots. the city will give residents credit every time they mow vacant lots as long as they do
it for one to two years, they get to keep that property. >> that sounds straightforward. >> does anyone think that makes sense? a vacant lot, as long as you mow it you get to keep it. >> i may be moving to sandusky, ohio. >> you can visit cedar point and run on the beautiful roller coasters there. >> watch buckeyes games. >> yes. you have to drive a little further. >> same state. we will get a check of the top stories when we come back. the latest development of britain government saying they are investigating perhaps hacking that took place in other newspapers, other reporters outside "news of the world." >> we will be right back. there's bugs, leaves, lint, crud. you'll be breathing that. i do believe it's part of a locust. make sure your alignments good. your brakes are good. you've got all sorts different things that you check off. your fluid levels. pretty much everything you could need. it gets done. it gets done quickly. and it gets done correctly. the works fuel saver package, just $29.95 or less after rebate.
46 p minutes past the hour. look at your headlines this morning. just in to cnn, british police are expanding their investigation into illegal phone hacking by reporters. according to the british information commissioner's office this is going beyond rupert murdoch's "news of the world" to include many other newspapers. a live report from london in a couple much minutes. space shuttle "atlantis" flawlessly touching down at kennedy space center less than an hour ago. the final shuttle mission now complete. s in a saying the spacecraft fired the imagination of a generation and vowing america will not stop exploring space. rapidly approaching deadline to raise the debt ceiling is just 12 days away this morning. with time running out, the president and congress may be forced to focus on a short-term
increase so the government can continue to pay its bills after august 2nd. more than 30 states right now are under heat watches, warnings and advisories. triple digit temperatures are expected to last true saturday. officials say the heat may be to blame for at least 22 deaths. full body scans will now be less revealing. new software produces a more generic body image. it will be installed at dozens of airports in the coming months. a soccer goalie poses solo on "sports illustrated." she was one of the breakout stars from their inspiring world cup run. only two other women soccer players have ever gotten the cover of "sports illustrated." you are caught up the news headlines.
49 minutes past the hour now. no one likes london's $16 congestion fee. now you can have president obama -- add president obama to the list. the city slapped the president with a fine. it seems he failed to pay the $16 fee when his limo, known as the beast, presidential limousine, was in a motorcade during a visit in may. the beast didn't have license plates and that's how it managed to escape london's roadside camera system until now. >> what does that mean? somebody tracked it down. some guy in the office in london said i know who owns that car that has no license plate? >> let's collect on that $187 fee. >> they are calling it, by the way, a white earthquake. that's a quote. cold wave and heavy snowfall blanketing parts of chile. snow so deep in some places it cut off access to a number of towns leaving thousands isolated and without food. right now the government is sending trucks with aid to rural
areas. remarkable. winter there. it is supposed to be snowy but unbelievable how much snow they have. >> surreal to see given we are dealing with triple digit temperatures here. the heat is causing a lot of problems in many places around the country including new haven, connecticut, where officials are shutting down the grand avenue bridge for emergency repairs. the problem is it is getting stuck when the temperatures get too hot. the bridge is supposed to swing open to allow boats to pass through and the heat causes swelling in the joints and it prevents it from swinging back. nearly half a nation is overheated this morning. shall i say sizzling under scorching sun. no shortage of expressions you can use in the weather world. except to say you like to say it is not fair it is hot out there. here's jeanne moos. >> reporter: you know it is really, really hot when the weather forecast reads like a romance novel. >> what a scorcher. >> sweltering. >> flirting with 100. >> i love. >> it you love the hot weather? because you are hot. >> reporter: sometime it is word
"hot" just doesn't generate enough heat. especially when you are a weatherman looking for new ways to say the same thing. >> we have blowtorching heat tomorrow. we are back on the burner. not the back burner. we are back on the burner. do the wheels come off the wagon. >> reporter: while we are all gasping for air like fish out of water, reporters are taking the temperature on the grass -- >> 155 degrees. >> reporter: -- the new york subway. >> the temperature reads 100 degrees. >> reporter: on a swing? >> 131 degrees. >> reporter: we are talking heat so oppressive sometimes it is hard to spit out the word. >> that means the heat indiceses -- heat and humidity combined -- >> reporter: christened with a four-letter word meaning an area of high pressure that's compressing hot, moist air beneath it. >> return now to the heat dome. >> reporter: when say hot dome. >> this big dome. >> reporter: all this talk of domes conjures up missions of
heat radiating ufos. a giant heat dome surrounded by a ring of fire. ♪ i fell into a burning ring of fire ♪ >> reporter: put water on it. the heat wave is alive! >> the heat gobbling up most of the country like a virus. >> reporter: if you want to see the newscasters most appropriately dressed for the heat wave -- >> welcome to naked news. >> reporter: in belief, even they are covering. >> officials call a heat dome. >> reporter: at least the heat dome left al roker feeling hot. >> when will it end? al has some answers. >> reporter: it is not every day al gets labeled too hot to handle. heat wave brings out a wave of weather chefs. >> we put this egg in this pan out under the sun for an hour. this is the result. it is fried right to the pan. >> reporter: the julia child of weather reporting is abc's matt gotman cooking steaks. >> we are going to see if we can cook it on the dashboard of the car. dashboard reads 151 degrees.
we came back two hours later. it is probably about medium well. >> reporter: well done. now let's see you eat it. ♪ it burns burns burns >> reporter: jeanne moos, new york. >> combat and childhood obesity is michelle obama's signature issue. research shows more than 23 million americans including 6.5 million children living in so-called food deserts. these are urban areas generally but areas with no access, no easy access, to fresh and healthy food. some of the nation's biggest retailers are teaming up were the first lady in an effort to turn food deserts into oasis of healthy eating. leslie dock is the -- walmart's executive vp of corporate affairs and joins us from arkansas. good to see you. thank you for joining thus morning. leslie, larts start with you. what is it that walmart is doing
teaming up with the first lady? what is it you are trying to do to get fresh food, healthier food to the areas that don't have access to it? >> good morning. thanks for having us. we believe that every american deserves the right to have access to healthy food right there in their neighborhood at prices they can afford. they particularly need access to healthy fruits and vegetables and healthy food options. so they don't have a to make a choice for having great food for their family and meeting the budget. yesterday standing with the first lady we announced walmart was going to open between 275 and 300 stores in areas of the country designated by the u.s. department of agriculture as food desert. >> you think that's going to get access to almost -- about 800,000 people that otherwise don't have that sort of access. describe that to me. these are 800,000 people that have to drive too far to get fresh food? it becomes too costly and -- they end up buying sort of less expensive processed food, fast food, that kind of thing?
>> that's exactly right. a lot of people particularly in today's economic squeeze, they just don't have the time to travel far distances and can't afford the cab rides or public transportation to get there. the only way that they can squeeze healthy food into their busy lives, is if it is really close by. >> gregory, you have -- almost 8,000 drug stores in the united states. you say that about 45% of your stores already located in these food deserts. juan to make more of them and create another thousand -- so-called oasis stores. what does that mean? >> i think we have -- gregory, can you hear me? all right. i think he can't hear us. we are going to -- we are going to try to get him back. leslie, let me -- >> i'm on now. >> you got it. good. tell me what you are doing with these thousand stores that you want to add? how will they be different? will they be different from existing walgreens stores or will they be the same?
>> yeah. we are adding about -- up to 60% additional healthy food items, fresh fruits and vegetables to a thousand of our stores across the country. the thing we think can help and be a part of the solution for the first lady's initiative is the fact we have 45% of our stores are in these communities and -- we think we can really by bringing in expanding our food selection be a big part of the solution. we are looking forward to partnering with the partnership for healthier american and first lady to create much greater access in these communities. frankly, create a food oasis within our stores. >> gregory, one of the issues is habit. one is access. the other one is habit. "newsweek" reported -- this was a 2009 report but said after the recession, sales of frozen vegetables picked up because customers were working on a tight budget. didn't want to risk the idea that fresh food will spoil. is the idea fresh food closer to them they will buy it more regularly and won't buy more than they need and they will be able to eat healthier?
>> yes. absolutely. what we are seeing in the ten stores here in chicago we converted over the last six months, we are seeing an increased awareness and excitement, frankly to have fresh fruit and vegetables and bananas available. yes. we are not seeing a restriction based on habit. we are seeing people absolutely enjoying and appreciating the fact they have the accessibility. >> very good. gregory, president and ceo of walgreens. leslie dock, executive vice president to walmart. thanks very much for what you are doing. thanks for joining us. 57 minutes after the hour. "american morning" will be right back. ♪ let me make you smile ♪ let me do a few tricks ♪ some old and then some new tricks ♪ ♪ i'm very versatile ♪ so let me entertain you ♪ and we'll have a real good time ♪
touchdown. closing the book on the shuttle era. >> breaking news. phone hacking investigation now going beyond rupert murdoch's media empire. one what other newspapers may have crossed the line? >> 50, not 40? a women's health group is now saying yearly breast screening should start a decade earlier, meaning 40, not 50, to save lives and catch cancer sooner. a boat with a brain. robot on the water that doesn't need any human health. the newest sci-fi weapon to keep our shores safe on this "american morning."
good morning to you. it is thursday, july 21. you are taking a look live outside of our studios here in new york city. you can even tell by the shot. >> it is hot, muggy. hot all over the country. very few places in the country are not hot. fringes on the west, north, and southwest coast. >> right. this is health -- this is actual lay big health -- >> this is a health issue now. >> welcome to "american morning." i'm kiran chetry. >> christine is off. i'm ali velshi. let's get right to it. breaking news in the uk phone hacking scandal. cnn learned british police are expanding their investigation and going beyond rupert murdoch's "news of the world" tabloid to include many other newspapers. >> that's been confirmed by the british information commissioners office. richard green is live for news london this morning. when we say beyond "news of the world," is it also beyond news corp.? >> absolutely. what we are finding out is that the investigation is now
spreading basically across all of the major british newspapers. so far the investigation is focused on one particular private investigator who was working for "news of the world." they are now looking into a second private investigator and we find he had something like 300 journalist clients at a bunch of different newspapers. >> what -- do we have specifics as to what we think they have done? is it that they are expanding their investigation because they have some clues it may be more widespread than the rupert murdoch papers? >> well, in fact, we know that the -- illegal obtaining of information is more widespread than that. there was a report of five years ago that the information commissioner, guy in charge of data protection, in the uk, did a big report into a specific private investigator, laid out a chart, there is a list of all the papers that were involved, how many journalists, how many stories were involved. and the police are now saying they want the information commissioners files on that private investigator as well.
>> is this just tabloids? are we talking the mainstream straight papers as well? i mean, i know there is a huge competition -- >> the upmarket tabloids? overwhelmingly the ones listsed are the tabloids. these are mostly what the british called the red tops and garish stories on the front page and stories about royals and celebrities. this private investigator did work for a couple of the high browed papers as well. that doesn't necessarily -- he obtained illegal information. there is no question with b that. some of the papers are saying look, there is a public interest defense. there was a reason we needed this. it was in the public interest and it wasn't just, you know, royals or just some celebrity divorce. there is a genuine public interest. we don't know exactly why all of the papers sought the information they were seeking. it is mostly the tabloids but it is not only tabloids. >> richard, thanks very much. we will keep following it. >> we heard -- david cameron,
prime minister, promised major changes the way the regulations are concerning the media in the uk. >> yeah. some of the issues regulation and some is it just -- what was illegal that was done. lot more. this story keeps on getting bigger and chewier every day. it is the last time we will ever see this. the final voyage of the space shuttle program is complete. >> "atlantis" flawlessly touched down an hour ago. let's watch. >> landing gear down and locked. landing gear touched down. now deploying the drag chute. ferguson rotating the nose gear down to the deck. nose gear touched down. having fired the imagination of a generation, a ship like no
other, its place in history secured, the space shuttle pulls into port for the last time. its voyage at an end. >> after serving well for over 30 years, it has come to a final stop. >> we thank you. we will take this opportunity to congratulate you, "atlantis," as well as thousands of passengers and individuals across this great space faring nation. we truly empowered this incredible spacecraft which for three decades has inspired misaround the globe. job well done, america. >> let's bring in john zarrella who watched it live from kennedy space center. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. you know, right now there is a live picture from the johnson space center that we are looking at. where tony ceccacci
congratulated the team there for a job well done. there were hugs all around. there were flowers sitting on tables there. certainly a moment both here and in houston where, you know, the realization is now finally setting in for all of these people that the 30 year program, the shuttle program, is at an end. it is over. the orbiter "atlantis" still sitting out there on the runway here. it will be towed over to the -- orbiter processing facility called the opf a little while from now. the astronauts have already gotten off. we are still waiting for commander ferguson and the other members of the crew, hurley, the pilot, doug hurley, also to come out and say a few words and then later this morning the vehicle again being towed over to the orbiter processing facility where thousands of the workers who spent so many hours on the vehicle, there you can see it close up there. they will have an opportunity to go out and walk around it one last time before it is brought
inside the hangar and it is -- some of the critical engines taken out, critical parts are taken out, and it made museum ready and in about two years, it will enter its new home just a few miles from here at the kennedy space center visitor complex. there a beautiful shot of sunrise over early sunrise here over florida. and the vehicle sitting there. still at the edge of the runway. >> john, thanks very much. it is a moment we are not going to get to watch again. john zarrella at the kennedy space center. a concern that a compromise deal to raise the debt ceiling may not pass the house. we are one day from the president's self-imposed deadline to get something passed. it has time to move the legislation through congress. brianna keilar live at the white house for us. what's it looking like today? >> reporter: we know there were meetings yesterday between president obama and democrats and republicans separately.
they came out of the meetings and there was no significant progress to report and the clock is ticking here. a slight change. the white house saying yesterday really and this the is the first time indicating the president is open to a stopgap measure. something that would raise the debt ceiling sort of -- for really just a knew days, though. remember before he had said he wouldn't sign a 30, 60, 90, 100-day extension if the u.s. doesn't, you know, do things peace meal like that. this is a sign things are running out, time is running out, the white house has taken the deadline seriously. the caveat here, important to recognize, is that the -- president's willingness to have this really short-term few day stopgap measure is contingent, the white house has said, on there being some sort of larger framework on deficit reduction package that this would really just be a few datings to allow congress and the white house to get the paperwork in order. there would have to be a deal in place. but the idea right now after
these meetings is that still, as i said, very little progress and in order to get very big deal we are talking about a lot of moving parts here as we have, guys, tax increases, democrats want. perhaps tax reform, entitlement reform, massive spending cuts. >> all right. brianna, thanks very much. extreme heat across the country turning deadly. cnn learning at least 22 deaths have now been blamed on the stifling heat gripping this nation. right now more than 140 million people in at least 30 states are suffering under 90 to triple digit temperatures and forecasters say the extreme heat is expected to remain in place across much of the east coast throughout the weekend. rob marciano has been covering all of this and has been giving us warnings and updates about this. boy, it is very bad out there, rob. >> you know, it is tough to take seriously. it is summer, just deal with it. in reality heat is the number one cause for weather related fatalities. we saw it in europe in 2003 and
in chicago in 1995. so in modern day, it can happen. if you don't take care of yourself especially with the strain on the power grid. we expanded heat warnings and advisories across several more states, a third of the country at this point. that includes chicago back through st. louis and heat indices 110 to 120. it is getting to the bigger cities, d.c., philadelphia, new york, up through boston, excessive heat warnings in these areas. not only for today but going forward for the next couple of weeks. this cool front cooldown in minneapolis, wisconsin, it is not going to get to tease coast or further south very quickly if at all. these are the actual high temperatures today. 97 degrees in chicago. 95 expected in new york. might hit the century mark in d.c. these temperatures don't include humidity and they are measured in the shade the take care out there and try to stay cool. >> that gives you a sense of how bad it is. rob, thanks very much.
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there growing concerns this morning about the threat to syrian activists living in the united states. >> the fbi met with syrian americans to discuss this potential danger. cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty is following developments live at the state department. the tentacles are reaching further than you would have thought when it comes to fears of a crackdown. >> at least you know those are
the allegations because we have been following all of those demonstrations in syria but there are demonstrations taking place here in the united states by syrians and also syrian americans. some of them have been alleging that personnel from the embassy, syrian embassy in washington, have been going to those demonstrations and taking photographs and then harassing the families back in syria. the state department, in fact, says it has seen reports to that effect about this surveillance by embassy personnel and also they have -- said that they are investigating those allegations the families are having retribution against them. they called them the syrian ambassador and discussed the issue. we spoke with a man, a mideast expert, professor here temporarily at george washington university. he says he went to a demonstration and then the
embassy invited him in. here is what he said happened. >> i went to the embassy and i was surprised to terrorists taking pick pictures of me inside the embassy. i don't know why. but for sure this -- to be part of -- submitted to intelligence in damascus. >> syrian intelligence, as he put it. he cannot prove that allegation that those photographs actually were given to syrian intelligence. however, as you were mentioning, the fbi has been talking with activists, syrian activists here, in washington, d.c., area. the fbi, according to a source that told cnn has been expressing concern about their welfare offer suggest ever suggestions how to protect their welfare and also continues to look into this. meanwhile, he says that he's very worried about his family. he still has two brothers, two sisters, and a mother back in syria. then finally, i spoke with a
syrian source who said look, i can't confirm or deny that any of these photographing missions were under way. he did point out that these demonstrations are actually on facebook, youtube, and you can actually access them. in other words, he is saying prove it. >> jill, thanks very much. jill dougherty from the state department. very inning development now looking at syrian activists in the united states. we take a look at this. the newest weapon in the fight against terrorism. unmanned surface vessel. usv. boat with a brain. it is not controlled by humans. it canvasses the water, technology in the unmanned surface vessel was used by nasa in its mars rover. we want to show you something that's pretty cool. a new way to get information that's really neat. it is the ipad, of course. you can see streaming live news. i just clicked the ipad icon.
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history making mission. >> reporter: the passion and dreams of these four women easily cuts through their broken english. >> we are going to open the door for our laid niece afghanistan. it is a big deal for us to open the door. ladies that have dreams but can't do it. we want to show them. >> reporter: these laid reese lieutenants in the afghanistan military and have come to the united states to study english at the defense language institute in texas. it is their dreams of piloting helicopters that could help change the future of women in their homeland. >> these young ladies are path finders, trail blazers. and -- as such, they are subject to the criticism and antagonism of those that don't want to see the particular path. >> reporter: the soldiers say they are prepared for the scrutiny and are confident. >> the women of afghanistan, don't be afraid of anything. if you want to do something, you can do it. just believe in yourself you can
do it. >> reporter: back home, these women are battling chauvanism. men that believe women have no place in the military. >> do you feel like you have the support of men in your country? >> we have some examples -- [ inaudible ] maybe some of them think it is not good we are here. >> reporter: one of the women's english instructors says these future pilots want to redefine the role of women in afghan culture. >> they look at this as they are opening the door for a lot of other women in the country. and they are also changing the image, international image of the afghan women. they understand the importance of this. >> reporter: the four afghan women will spend anywhere from six to eight months in san antonio at lackland air force base where they will be mastering the english language learning the intricacies of military jargon and from here they will move to alabama where they will train with the u.s. army and learn how to be helicopter pilots.
these four women wouldn't be the first female pilots in afghanistan. there is one there now. captain navisada. she became a pilot more than 20 years ago. it is clear that the afghan military is still adjusting to women in its ranks. this pilot and mother has to bring her child to work. >> she comes with me every day. one day i would like to see child care in the air force. >> reporter: she won't be alone anymore in bringing a woman's touch to the afghan military. as these four new ladies prepare to blaze new trails in the skies over their homeland. ed lavandara, cnn, lackland air force base, texas. top stories right now. "atlantis" is home. shuttle flawlessly touched down this morning. it was beautiful. final shuttle mission is now complete. end of the lines of the shut shuttle and thousands of people that helped put that orbiter in space. "atlantis" now retired and will be put on display. there is the beautiful shutdown. you will see the chute deploy. there it is.
beaut. >> flawless landing. nice. almost half of the country will be sizzling under triple digits today. there are heat watches, warnings, and advisories covering more than 30 states. it is not just uncomfortable. it is downright dangerous. national weather service says the heat may be responsible for at least 22 deaths. >> new development in the uk phone hacking scandal. british police are expanding their investigation. they are going beyond rupert murdoch's "news of the world" tabloid to include many other newspapers. this is according to the british information commissioner's office. >> we are also get, reports scotland yard is beefing up its team of investigators working the case as well. >> reporter: we have always known there is the possibility this investigation could go further. we have now been able to confirm that. the information commission says that they handed over details to the police of another private investigator that was illegally harvesting information and then selling it on to newspapers. newspapers that are not news
international newspapers. among the top newspapers, according to the information commission, "the daily mail," "the daily mirror," those are not news international papers and it does seem now that they, too, may be included as part of the ongoing police investigation. one of the inning things is this is not necessarily phone hacking. this could be something called blagging which is impersonating somebody to try to get personal information about them. that is illegal here and also according to the information commission, corruption. this would be mean payouts basically to get that sort of information illegally. the details are still coming in. it does seem this investigation is expanding significantly. >> some of this -- as we talked about, has been either years or perhaps months in the making. is it being accelerated and widened because of all of the publicity surrounding the news international scandal? >> most certainly. there is a lot of public demand
and public scrutiny now on the place to find out how far the british tabloids went in getting the kinds of scoops that they are famous for. and there's always been a lot of talk that perhaps it is not just one newspaper but, in fact, industrywide, from the information commission seems to suggest it is not just one paper. but across the industry. >> thank you very much. we will check back in with you later. let's go to nasa. chris ferguson, commander of space shuttle "atlantis" is speaking now at kennedy space center. >> in a museum now along with the other three orbiters for generations that will come after us, to admire and appreciate and hopefully i want that picture of a young 6-year-old boy looking up at a space shut until a museum and say, you know, daddy, i want to do something like that when i grow up or i want our country to do fantastic things like this for the continued put. if we set those steps right now,
and they con with that next generation of space explorers, then i consider our job here complete. again, on behalf of the crew, thank you so much for the time and attention and for the folks at kse, thank you for this fantastic vehicle. it performed absolutely wonderf wonderful it is just as pristine it is a day we took it. barring maybe a door to the wcs which opened up a little bit on entry. everything is wonderful. the vehicle is great. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> that was the commander, chris ferguson. he must be excited except for the fact they came back to a country that's hotter than the environmental -- atmosphere entry they went through. >> struggling under a heat wave. it is a huge day for them. huge day for nasa. also a lot of questions about what happens next and when.
john zarrella is live at kennedy space center. >> reporter: it is amazing. you look at the four of they standing there. commander ferguson and doug hurley, the pilot. sandy magnus, rex walheim. they spent 12 days in space. there they are. they are walking around like it is no big deal. you know. hour and a half after the vehicle landed they got off and were, of course, met by charlie bald kin, nasa administrator. mike linebach, launch director was out there. they walked underneath the vehicle and inspected the vehicle. shack a lot of hands. got a lot of hugs. getting a lot of pictures taken right now as we can see and there's that wide shot of the vehicle against the blue sky here in the early morning blue sky in florida. but it is a tremendous moment and as you heard, chris ferguson talking about how, you know, here you had dash he said at the
beginning of his remarks that, you know, his dream was flying in space. that he hoped that all of the thousands of other people as you see him walking away there, that were part of the great tradition and as part of the shuttle program that he was honored to be a part of and took them when he flew into space. a tremendous moment for the crew. you know, you wonder, ali, you know, and you wonder -- what it is going to be like, how history is going to remember them. >> yes. it is a good question. the other good question, you know this as well as i do. i'm getting -- been in a twitter argument for a couple of hours with a guy who is saying -- >> only in commercial breaks. >> ali velshi is talking about the death of the space program which we didn't say. we said it is the end of the shuttle program. someone slap that little putz. let's put clarity to this.
there are people that are saying what's next? this guy is saying -- warren has been tweeting me saying there's the juneau, there's the grail, mars rover, project to get people into an asteroid. bottom line is -- there are real legitimate questions. there are people losing their jobs because there isn't a viable program. >> it is very similar to what happened after apollo. almost identical to what happened. thousands of people lost their jobs right after "t "apollo" program ended. there will be 2, 300 people laid off here tomorrow as we look at the astronaut pulg bus pulling away. because the next program that nasa is going to try and accomplish is to go to deep space. that's going to be years from now. in the interim, the slants are going to be taking u.s. astronauts to the international space station. then commercial companies will take over, taking the astronauts to the international space
station. then nasa will eventually go ahead and -- manned missions, perhaps the asteroids, perhaps mars, and -- what we are -- what your friend there was talking about were those unmanned missions. you have the juno mission to jupiter, the grail mission that's going to the moon coming up. then the big one, mars science laboratory which is the size of a volkswagen and that's going to be a huge, huge mission, robotic mission, to the martian surface. there is a lot going on in the robotic business for the next several years. then slowly but surely nasa promises that it is going to start the first test flights of its new heavy lift rocket about 2016. things have not come to a stop at the space agency. certainly they are winding down for now because of the shuttle
program's ending. but at some point hopefully it will all start to crank back up again. >> very interesting stuff. of course, there's always the political right wingback and forth about the funding for nasa with the long-term plan is for our space exploration -- >> even though we are in a tough economic situation, there's always been people saying do we spend our money on space versus those that say why don't between spend more? do you think warren is right? do you think i should get smacked for that? >> i don't think you should get smacked. i don't think you are a putz. >> thanks. >> it is not as nearly as exciting, the notion of us sending men and women or astronauts into space versus some of the other things that -- >> thanks for saying i'm not a putz. >> you're welcome. d. they said i couldn't fight above my weight class. but i did. they said i couldn't get elected to congress. but i did. ♪ sometimes when we touch
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41 minutes past the hour. tragic situation in yosemite park. three young people who were posing for pictures near water fall were swept away. the three hikers are missing and presumed dead. witnesses say the victims ignored warnings and then crossed over a guardrail to get close to the edge. popular mist trail that leads to
that water fall. it has been reopened. it was closed after the accident as rescuers con to search for the victims. a california wind surfer was rescued after spending more than 12 hours stranded in san francisco bay. the rescue swim earn found the 62-year-old woman clinging to her board. she's now in stable condition at a local hospital. 6-year-old girl is recovering from a scary shark attack that happened on north carolina's outer banks. authorities say she was bitten on her right sxleg foot while playing in a shallow -- in shallow waters. her condition has been upgraded and she was listed as critical. now she's upgraded to good. no other swimmers were injured and the incident did not is shut down any of the area beaches. how tall is mt. everest? i thought that was settled. the government of nepal announced plan to remeasure the world's highest peak. it spans the border of two countries. china says it should be measured by the height of the crock. nepal says it should be measured
by the snow height. designated as 29,029 feet. nepal wants it to be higher. >> we will see what happens. obviously it is indisputable it is the tallest peak. >> that's correct. that's not part of the discussion. new headlines this morning as well. lot of confusing advice for women about when you should start getting regular mammograms. we have new revised guidelines just out. elizabeth cohen will break it down for us. pet frogs could be poisoning your kids. how they spread illness in children. 43 minutes after the hour. the,
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landed at kennedy space center. final shuttle mission is complete. nasa saying the spacecraft has fired the imagination of a generation and america will not stop exploring. more than 30 states right now are under heat watches, warnings, advisories. triple digit temperatures are expected to last through saturday. officials say the heat may be to blame for at least 22 deaths. there is a new terror warning going out to state and local law enforcement of private utilities in the u.s. there is no specific intelligence but recent incidents highlight the ongoing threat to utility infrastructure. tsa rolling out new software designed to make airport body scans less revealing. producers more generic body image instead of seeing right through your clothes. tsa officials say the change address it is privacy concerns of passengers without compromising safety. the rapidly approaching deadline to raise the debt ceiling is just 12 days away this morning. president obama says that he's
hopeful that democrats and republicans will be able to reach an agreement by the august 2nd deadline. stock futures down this morning. investors remaining concerned over stalls in the debt talks in washington. potential market mover today, new jobless claims numbers which come out in about 45 minutes. another breakup for tiger woods. he's parting way was his longtime caddie steve williams. woods made that announcement on his website saying, quote, it is time for a change. williams posted a response on his website saying, quote, after 13 years of loyal service, needless to say, this came as a shock. you are caught up the day's headlines. "american morning" is back after the break.
beautiful yet somehow -- somewhat cloudy atlanta, georgia. 74 degrees. expect what you normally expect on a hot summer afternoon. thunderstorms later, 91 degrees in atlanta. keeping the kids away from frogs. warning coming from the centers for disease control. they are telling parents to keep kids away from frogs and their habitats because they could become infected with salmonella. last year at least 241 people in the u.s. were infected by african dwarf frogs and more than two-thirds of them were under the age of 10. when you are little you catch a frog, it is the most exciting thing. you carry the frog around. little kids don't wash their hands. >> i grew up in the city. i didn't have nothing to do with frogs. >> most exciting thing. found a frog and held and it then let it go. >> wash your hands. perhaps you did. okay. bottom line is if you are inclined to behave like kiran did as a child, be careful, wash your hands and don't eat the frogs. taller you are, higher risk
of your getting cancer. that's according to a study publi published. women were studied between 1996 and 2001. big study. researchers found the cancer risk rose by 16 for every four-inchincrease in height. important to say no explanation as to why. it's a correlation of sort. we don't know the cause. most doctors agree mammograms can save lives. now the american college of obstetricians and gynecologists suggesting women over 40 should get screened every year. >> our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen joins us from atlanta with the details. explain the age change to us. >> some people say they should have made this change quite a while ago. the american college of obstetricians and gynecologists used to say women over 40 should get a ma'am gra every year or
every other and now they are saying every year. say there is mounting evidence that women who are relatively young in their 40s that the cancers grow quickly so you want to catch them every year. so really, you know, there has been so much back and forth about mammograms. i feel terrible in some ways we keep telling women different things. i think now the word is out. the minute you turn 40, a mammogram every year. >> outcry last year when they said you wait until 50 and many women saying i wouldn't be alive if i waited until 50. >> the recommendation is to go every year so you should be starting at 40 and going every year until then. i should say that women who have a family history of breast cancer, they might even want to start earlier. you should talk to your doctor about that. >> what do we know about how many men, what proportion of women get mammograms? we have been hearing about mammograms whether it's
conflicting information or not for a long time. >> this is the interesting and unfortunate part. 1 out of 3 women who should be getting regular mammograms aren't. that is 1 out of 3. that's a really high number. maybe it's because of all of these confusing back and forth numbers. maybe it's because they don't have insurance. who knows. 1 in 3 is a high number. if you want to read more about why you should get your annual mammogram, read my blog. it's great and has all of the details. cnn.com/thechart. >> i know a few women unfortunately who caught -- or were diagnosed with a very virulent type of cancer, triple negative cancer and hit women in their 30s or younger. i don't know if family history or anything determines that, but they seem to be very early on, way before you would be recommended to get a mammogram. what do you do in that case? >> that's a very good point which is that even women who are under 40 they should be getting clinical breast exams which means the doctor or the nurse practitioner examines your
breast. even if you're under 40 you should still be going to your gynecology and asking your gynecologist to examine your breasts and those xraexams are really effective. >> the crown plaza hotel chain has introduced snore patrols and snore-proof rooms in dozens of your hotels. snore monitors patrol the hauls. you said this didn't seem to be very practical given if you are somebody who snores and somebody wakes you up? >> they will knock on the door? i say, huh? i will answer the door and the guy will say you're snoring too loudly. i will say, oh, loudly, and i'm going back to sleep and snore. unless a snore patrol guy sits there in my room, i don't think it's very useful. >> snore patrol known as the wife. they say they will install anti-snoring pillows, white noise machines.
crowne plaza is going all out. >> here is the question. what your funnest hotel experience? the question of the day. we are getting fantastic responses. >> let us say we can only talk about the g-rated ones. you're having a lot of fun in your hotels. karen writes, when the food arrived the gentleman set the carpet and his pants on fire by spilling the gel fuel used to keep the food warm. it was scary at the time but i find humor in it now. >> scott writes i like this one. we made hot rote beefer subs at 4:00 a.m. we even toasted the bread with the iron. it was great. >> when i called the room of the guys partying loud late into the night, i woke them up at 6:30 and said time to wake up, sucks! >> i always check the dresser
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ends of an era. i'm kiran chetry. it was a beautiful textbook landing for space shuttle "atlantis" closing the book on the shuttle program. now nasa says it's aiming even higher. i'm ali velshi. scotland yard expanding their investigation into the phone-hacking scandal and including many other newspapers. we are going live to london with breaking details on this "american morning." ♪ good morning to you. thanks for being with us on this thursday. it's july 21st.
christine romans is off today. >> i feel like she is missing a lot of news. including this. the space shuttle program is now complete. >> "atlantis" landed two hours ago. here is a look at the historic moment. >> landing here. down and locked. main gear touchdown. hurley now deploying the drag chute. ferguson rotating the nose gear down to the deck. nose gear touchdown. having fired the imagination of a generation, a ship like no other, its place in history secured, the space shuttle pulls into port for the last time. its voyage at an end. >> mission complete, houston. after serving the world for over
30 years, the space shuttle earned its place in history and it's come to a final stop. >> we copy your stop and we will take this opportunity to congratulate you, "atlantis," as well as the thousands of passionate individuals across this great space fearing nation who truly empowered this incredible spacecraft which for three decades have inspired millions around the globe. job well done, america. >> the moment the orbiter rolled to a stop, a new space race is heating up. >> some people need convincing on this. joining us to talk about the future of space travel is somebody who is part of that history, leroy chow. the executive vice president of a company working on private space flights and that is the part that is curious to people. leroy, first of all, good to see you. boy, how many times did you fly on that shuttle? >> i got to fly three times on
the schultz out of my four missions. my last night i got to go up and down with the russians on the soyuz. >> we will rely on the russians at least the next two years or so until we have a commercial enterprise to get people to the international space center is how u.s. astronauts are getting back and forth. they hitch a ride with the russians. >> that's right. for the foreseeable future, the next several years at least, the u.s. astronauts will be flying up and back to the international space station via the invoicesoe i did. >> for you to say you have flown on three of these schultzs, what was it like today to see that final shuttle and also what are your perspectives moving forward on whether nasa has changed forever? >> well, it was definitely a
bittersweet moment to watch the shuttle program come to an end this morning. i was with ali at the launch a few weeks ago. this morning was no exception. i watched up early and watched the shuttle land and shed a tear as the program came to an end. there is nothing even close on the drawing boards of anyone that can match its capabilities. but as to the future, as you know, nasa is focusing primarily on commercial means to get to and from the international space station in the future and the little company that i work for, excalibur, as you mentioned, is pursuing part that. we are in talks with nasa to get unfunded space act agreement and hope to be a part of that in the future. >> lie roy, much of the americans watch the takeoffs and landings and it's been uneventful in most cases, thankfully. the fact is the real work gets done up there. the real work is the building and what has been done on the
international space station, the experiments and things like that. now that we are hitching rides with the russians, can that same amount of work and research be done by americans in space? >> well, there is no question that we are losing a lot of capability with the shuttle going away. the shuttle can carry seven astronauts and right around 50,000 pounds of payload. so nothing else comes close to that. and so the russian program carries 2,000 pounds of payload and the other cargo vehicles can carry a little bit more and nothing comes close. you're right from a logistical standpoint, nasa has made careful plans to be able to do this but a big open question is whether the commercial cargo carriers will show up on time. and we hope they will, but they are in the critical path and if they don't, there has to be some contingent plans. you bring up a very good point. we don't have that excess capability of bringing new
equipment up once the shuttle has finished. >> what has happened to the 2,000 employee pass that have been given pink slips because the shuttle program is ending in the next few days and weeks? what is the tingtsy for the agency to be strong and manned and be developing new things? >> well, it is a tough time and as you know over the past few years layoffs have been happening and now the final layoffs will commence, i'm sure and it's difficult for everyone. i mean, houston is hard-hit. florida has been very hard-hit. you know, it's -- it is a problem. i mean, there's no -- there's no way to sugar-coat it. a lot of people will be out of work and i'm worried also that we are going to be losing this corporate knowledge, if you will, of how to build an operate and launch and recover spacecraft. >> we will all miss it. but we look forward eagerly to what the next thing is, leroy, and we will be sure to be talking to you about that and
like you said you company is one of them that hopefully will be the future of space flight. what a pleasure to have been dealing with you throughout all the last few shuttle missions and i'm sure we will have lots of opportunity to talk again, leroy chow. >> thanks, leroy. >> thanks. great to be with you. scotland yard is now expanding its investigation and goes beyond rupert murdoch's media to include other uk newspapers according to the british information commissioners office. reports that 15 investigators have been added to the 45-member scotland yard team that is working the hacking case. >> two days of explosive hearings in the uk relatives of 9/11 victims here in the u.s. say they will soon meet with attorney general eric holder and asked for the meeting since the fbi were investigating allegations that "news of the world" attempted to hack the
knife victims and their families. there is a lot on rupert murdoch's plate. news corp. is facing an fbi investigation. at least two u.s.-based lawsuits filed as well by shareholders and a possible standard & poors credit downgrade. add president obama to a list because the city of london just slapped the president with $193 fine. seems he failed to pay the feast when his limo was used in london in may. the beast didn't have license plate so it didn't get the roadside billing. curious how they figured this out whether i know where this car is registered. let's send him a bill. >> i'm also sure that he has people who keep track of that. >> no word whether they will pay it. i wonder how you handle that.
on one you drive in london and pay the fee but i wonder if somebody is calling the white house up saying you got to be kidding me. negotiations continued as we're 12 days away from the government not able to pay all of its bills. president obama says he is hopeful that lawmakers can still reach an agreement in time. last night, david gergen said it's not looking good. >> i think the danger now is that the gang of six is out. i think the grand bargain is out. we're down to the reid-mcconnell plan and i'm not sure that can pass the house. i worry like we're on a boat floating somewhere above niagara falls and getting closer and closer to the edge. i think the prospects tonight have risen above 50% that we could have a default before this is over. >> with time running out to reach an agreement, the white house press secretary said that president obama will be willing to september a short-term
increase in the debt ceiling but only to give lawmakers more time to work on a larger debt reduction plan. while her husband works on the debt ceiling, first lady michelle obama will be working on a different type of ceiling. she is making an appearance on "extreme makeover home edition." she will help to renovate a community center for homeless veterans. she will will also work on a greenhouse and children's play house. ahead, dangerous heat and humidity baking half of the country. the extreme heat could last for several more days. rob marciano is up next with the details. amazing video you have got to see. somebody carved their name in the sand. it's two miles long and visible from space. we will show it to you after the break. also a little later, how do you get rid of a pest that terrorizes local species? you eat it. we have a live cooking demo on how to make these critters
♪ because you're hot and you're cold ♪ you're in and you're out ♪ ♪ >> 12 minutes past the hour. a look at detroit this morning. a beautiful shot. >> 83 degrees! >> sunny. a little bit later, though. >> going to get real hot. >> 99. join the club, detroit. pretty much the scene for much of the united states today. i think 30 different states are under an advisory or a warning. rob marciano is in the extreme weather center. >> it's become hot and in some cases, deadly. >> as far as number one fal t l fatalities, heat is the number one cause. early in the morning because it was so hot and humid and that rolling over the top of that relatively cold like michigan there was fog and then the fog broke through and the heat was on people just ran to the beach
on lakeshore drive to get any relief in the heat. at least this early in the morning it was cloudy and later in the afternoon steamy and hot. lower 38, a third of the u.s. -- >> i'll finish that for him. about a third of the u.s. is under some kind of heat advisory or watch or warning. i only know because he has been telling us all morning. it's bad. be safe out there if you can. it's one of the things you think -- i'm often the kind of guy tough it out, it's summer. dehydrate very quickly. >> check on the elderly. >> some people don't have air-conditioning, you know? >> what happened yesterday? i was driving by on the way to the pool and i saw somebody had their dg in the car even though they had the windows cracked. the dog in a car! it was 90 degrees! >> people with animals at home, let's look out for other folks! get back to rob in a minute. this guy has put his name on
the map literally. a super rich shake worker had workers carve his name, hamad into a desert he owns near ab bu dhabi. some of the letters are so big they are used as walker wter wa >> it's carved so perfectly. >> it looks like art. that's incredible. >> has layer russ. >> hamad clearly has a lot of money. >> yours is only three letters! >> i don't know how much money i would have to have to carve my name in the desert. oh, well. this is a new thing you can do if you love to be able to have access to cnn or "headline news." it's our streaming video. there is your head. go to cnn.
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75 retired players are now suing the national football league. they are accusing the nfl of deliberately hiding for 90 years what it knew about the dangers of concussions. the company that makes helmets for the league is also named in the lawsuit. >> the new labor agreements between owners and players would include nearly $1 billion in additional benefits for retired players many who have delivered dementia and other medical problems. >> a new labor deal is sitting
on the table. nfl players decided not to vote on the new labor contract yesterday. both sides worked into the night to resolve the issues. >> right now, players and fans still locked out. many are getting frustrated. david mattingly is live at the atlanta airport marriott where the talks are taking place. where do we stand, david? >> reporter: the owners will be meeting here at 10:00. they hope by then the players will have voted and have a final vote on their collective bargaining agreement and they can get on with the season. at the moment, the word is that no deal, at least not yet, but they are close. close to ending this lockout that began very -- very unpopular circumstances four months ago. who gets how much of $9 billion in annual revenue? the numbers are so big, nfl fans in a tough economy had a tough time keeping score. >> 10% unemployment in the country, right? us poor folks scrapping and
scraping to get by, come on! it's billionaires against millionaires, right? can you not meet in the middle somewhere? >> reporter: in march, with owners and players reportedly $800 million apart, the owners voted for lockout. even the president had something to say about it. >> my working assumption at the time when people are having to cut back, compromise, and worry about making the mortgage and, you know, paying for their kids' college education is that the two parties should be able to work it out. >> reporter: the owners came to the table with three main demands, give players a smaller percentage of annual revenues, play more regular season games, 18, up from 16, and no more top dollar contracts to unproven rookies. but four months later, word from inside the closed door meetings was close, but no deal yet. already the first economic fallout, some towns are losing
millions because of training camps that won't be opening. and pressure builds by the day. >> we want to play football. we want to go back to work, but we are not going to agree to any deal unless it's the right deal for all of the players. >> reporter: what what right deal will be remains to be seen at this moment. right now the pressure is on. the season begins preseason game is on the first sunday in august. training camp is supposed to begin for one team tomorrow. >> first sunday in august is the -- that's the 7th. okay. so we're close. we're a little over a week. david, all right. you'll be on it and we will let our viewers know as soon as there is some movement. as you point out, the players have make the first move here by proofing that deal and see what the owners do. thanks, david. top stories now. "atlantis" is home. it touched down at kennedy space center morning. the final shuttle mission is
complete and end of the line for the shuttle and thousands of people who put it into orbit "atlantis" retired and stay at kennedy space center and put on display. under half of the country is sizzling today under advisories that cover more than 30 states and not just uncomfortable out there. it's dangerous. the national weather service saying the heat may be responsible for at least 22 deaths. new development in the phone-hacking scandal. british police expanding their investigation to include many other uk newspapers according to the british information commissioners office. atika shubert joins us with more on this. obviously, a lot of attention focused on this hacking because of the news corp. scandal. >> reporter: previous, the investigation was focused on "news of the world" and other media associated with news international. we have learned the police requested files on another
private investigator who was illegally obtaining information and not just for news international, for newspapers like "the daily mail" and the "daily mirror." those are not international newspapers. the scope of this investigation seems to be widening and not in terms of the media, but also in terms and ways the information is being obtained. it's not just about phone hacking any more, apparently. but also something called blagg which is impersonating someone in order to get their personal information from, say, their bank accounts or their house information. so it does appear that these private investigators were paid and used by newspapers to get this information. >> atika, scotland yard, it's hard to follow this. that was the british information service. scotland yard now, the police, the metropolitan london police beefing up its investigation looking into hacking allegation. same thing or different thing? >> reporter: same thing.
this is a widening scandal so they need more resources to dig up more of this information. remember, they have 11,000 documents sitting basically in garbage bags earlier. so they do need a lot more manpower to go through all of this evidence, find out who may or may not have had their phone mail messages hacked. now it seems they have more information coming in from another private investigator so they do need to commit a lot more resources to this. >> thanks very much for this, atika. we will follow it with you and your team. doing a great job uncovering what is happening in this case. >> a lot to keep track of. >> for sure. rob marciano is here with us. you can't resume your normal activities today and into the weekend for some parts of the country because it's simply too hot. >> it's spanning to the east. long-term event as it has been the past week. it sneaks up on you. you think you're tough enough to handle the heat but it's a dangerous situation for sure. chicago, these are the areas had see the heat. we still have heat warnings and
advisories out for places like oklahoma and kansas and north texas and oklahoma seeing a streak of 100 plus degree days we haven't seen in quite sometime. now the i-95 corridor. that is never a good thing, purple. philly, baltimore and d.c. and boston excessive heat warnings out. temperatures into the 90s and some cases maybe touch 100 degrees and couple that with the humidity and if you're out in the sun it will feel like 110 and 120 and in some cases 130. good through the cool front that we think is going to happen. that is the saving grace but not make a lot of progress to the east, at least not any time too soon. minneapolis are record breaking humidity are feeling more comfortable at least for now. here is what we think the heat is going to do as far as heat indexes the next couple of days. thursday, today, into friday, looking at 107. what it's going to feel like tomorrow. in new york.
saturday, same deal. maybe a little bit of a cool down come sunday and monday. the next two and a half days are going to be a tough go. tropical storm bret, good-bye. tropical storm cindy formed yesterday and even further out to sea. another fish storm. hurricane dora paralleling the coast of mexico and cost to cabo san lucas. we don't anticipate landfall but a powerful storm churning up the waters on the gulf of mexico. >> rob said it. you think you're tough enough and it's summer and it's hot. it takes a toll on you. >> i still see people jogging and playing tennis. it's dangerous. >> keep an eye out out for the kids, animals, folks without air-conditioning and elderly. three hikers who swept over a waterfall are hoping they are still alive. witnesses say the three ignored warnings and crossed over a
protective guardrail to take pictures too close to the edge. >> a railing at the very top of the waterfall. they were on the other side of the railing. just standing in the water. playing around in the water. and, unfortunately, they slipped and all three of them went into the water and over the waterfall. >> park officials fear their bodies may not be found for weeks. california wind surfer was rescued after spending more than 12 hours stranded in san francisco bay. the coast guard rescue swimmer found the 62-year-old woman clinging to her board and now in stable tennessee condition at a local hospital. a 6-year-old girl is recovering from a shark attack on north carolina's outer banks. authorities say she was bitten on right leg and foot while playing in shallow water on the beach. no other swimmers were injured. i love this video that we are going to show you. we will do it after the break, though. a kid at the giants game. he pouts because a foul ball came his way and the people in front of him caught it.
he is up there in the corner. is that a pout or a pout? we will show you what ended up happening. by the way, kiran. >> what? i've seen that too many times. >> does it smell in here? >> yes. you would say what are you frying up if you could smell it. it's because we have an asian chef with us preparing asian carp and lion fish. they are considered an invasive species and destroyed reef populations across the east coast. you say why are we eating them then? guess what? environmentalists say the solution is eat them. 35 minutes past the hour. >> looks fabulous. i used to see the puddles, but now i see the splash.
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♪ raise your glass if you are wrong in all of the right ways ♪ >> that is is new york city. >> it's not! the producer said we will get a shot of central park but this is the problem with the producers. they tell you something and don't pull through. that is central park. it's across the road from us. >> it just happens to be extremely soupy out there. barely you can see through the haze. 9 degrees right now and up to
95. it's not what the. is. the humidity is putting these feels like temperatures in place across the country -- >> in places a hundred degrees in the shade without counting humidity. unbelievable. >> it's national what? >> tug of war day today, by the way. >> nice. >> you know we always do a national day. >> they always make you the anchor, right? >> ha ha! from america's team "sports illustrated" cover girl u.s. women soccer goalie hope solo landing on the cover of "si." >> i'm so proud of my joke! it was corny. >> it was. hope solo is just the third female soccer player to be on the cover. after coming just short in the women's world cup. abby wambach joined david letterman in his favorite past time of kicking stuff at moving taxis. >> do you kick much? all right. whoa! whoa! nice job!
oh, my god! tremendous! abby, thank you very much! congratulations! hope, good to see you. we will be right back, everybody. >> do you think the cab driver knew that was coming? >> i think that one did. driving by with his little door open. >> most cab drivers, i wouldn't -- >> they wouldn't find the humor in that. next up for the women's soccer team defending their gold medal in london. they were here yesterday but seemed sad. >> they will be training for that and qualifying for the olympics. they are moving on. good for them. forget about oprah's book club. david and victoria beckham's new baby has fueled a -- i don't know. this is crazy how many people want to buy the classic "to kill a mocking bird." harper lee. since she was born sales of the novel according to amazon in the uk have surged 123%. >> did they sell 7 before this
and now they have sold another 9? >> you want the actual book count? >> yeah. what is the 7 part in harper 7? >> i don't know. >> okay. i don't follow the -- >> celebrity baby thing? odd baby naming? >> yeah. here is a lesson to all of you kids. pouting does actually work. look at this little young guy. he's at the san francisco giants game. a foul ball caught by the couple in front of him. look at him on the top right there. okay? that is pout! he didn't even try to get out of that. he does the whole routine. he curls his lips. >> look at his dad. >> his dad is like snap out of it. >> he holds back his tears. look what happened. later on in the broadcast, the team gave the whole row game balls. finally, he smiles. >> good job, kid. >> that is the best pout ever. can we see his pout again? look at that. >> practice! >> look at his dad? come on, snap out of it, buddy!
>> that is fantastic. >> i love the other boy is just looking on. >> couldn't care less. >> cool as a cucumber. >> the mississippi river overrun by asian carp. >> don't pout about it a! >> these are animals that don't have natural predators. >> like green crab. >> they are ousting the blue crabs at an alarming rate. the solution is? >> eat them. >> right. it could help with ability to get food out of the ocean, overfishing. could this be the answer? >> we have a live cooking dem out for you coming up. >> you will be the olvfficial taster.
44 mibs minutes after the hour. development in the uk phone-hacking scandal. british police expanding their investigation going beyond murdoch's media empire to include many other uk newspapers. space shuttle "atlantis" lands this morning ending nasa's 30-year program. nasa saying the spacecraft has fired the imagination of a generation and vowing it will not stop america from exploring further. more than 30 states under heat wachings, warnings or advisories. triple digit temperatures expected to last through saturday. officials say the heat may be to blame for at least 22 deaths.
department of homeland security issuing a new terror warning. oil refineries or chemicals or nuclear facilities could be al qaeda targets now. instead of seeing through your clothes, new body scans will show the generic yooutline. they say it will better protect passenger privacy and maintaining security standards. president obama says he is hopeful they will be able to reach an agreement before the august 2nd deadline. stock futures turned higher in the past hour. right now trading higher ahead of the opening bell boosted by strong earnings reports this morning but investors are still skirned about the stalled debt talks in washington. first lady michelle obama will make an appearance on
"makeover." steve williams has been fired by tiger woods. tiger saying, quote, it's time to a change. williams posted a quote, after 14 years of loyal service, needless to say, this came by a shock. beckham's kid, harper seven, 7 was beckham's number when he played for manchester united. you're caught up on today's headlines. "american morning" will be back after the break.
>> there you go. >> that hurt! >> here at cnn this video is legendary. it is our david mattingly doing a story on asian carp. they are literally leaping out of the water and into the boat smacking him on several parts of his body over and over again. asian carp, though, actually nothing to laugh at. they are an invasivinvasive. let's take a look at that video. >> whoa! ouch! >> there you go. >> that hurt! >> the carp and the lion fish decimating reefs and native fish population. now food and water watch has paired up with the james beard foundation to find a solution to the problem and their proposal if you can't beat them, eat them. joining us now is award-winning chef carrie hefron along with the executive director of food
and water wash, veronica howard. you have been here an hour preparing this. i want to show what the lion fish looks like before preparation because this thing is -- it looks scary. >> it is. venomous spines here you do not want to mess with. they are very easy to get rid of in just using scissors and trim them away. if you do that and that, most of the danger is now gone. then it's simply filets like any other fish afterwards. it's katasty and firm and nice meat. we will saute some in a second. >> this is what the outcome of what you've done and ouven, obv, you're a tremendous chef. explain the scope of this problem when we take you about this species. you said this one is a small version. >> a carp could be as long as this table that we're standing in front of. the problem is that these fish
outproduce native species, they eat the other fish and plant life that native species depend on. a lion fish can move into a reef and kill 74% of the fish that live there and that are native. >> you say the lion fish could have been someone's pet? >> exactly right. >> they let them out not thinking anything off the florida keys and they have been able to reproduce in numbers and threaten the species. >> already the second most prevalent fish in the caribbean. it is a major problem. >> carey, we are talking about the need to have new fresh alternatives to what we eat now in terms of food fish. why aren't these on the menu in more places? >> awareness and why we are here. >> just as edible and just as tasty? >> we will find out right now. >> all right. good. >> the lion fish makes a delicate, firm, white filet and
sautes up lovely. it has a great firmness to it. it's a little unpleasant to look at first. but when you taste the result, it's pretty incredible. the carp has a few more bones. we have fileted around the bones. given the size of the animal there is lots we can do in terms of that in terms of extracting those bones. >> this is up to the commercial fish markets. are they on board with you? are any companies doing this? >> not yet. what we need is a demand for these fish. we need a new name for asian carp. we have seen this before with the tooth fish that is the sea bass and now this could be a win-win situation for the environment and for consumers. >> tell us what you did. if i'm sitting at home this does look intimidating to me in terms of trying to prepare it. >> in all likelihood you would never get one of these.
you would get filets and eating it in a restaurant. until people ask for it it's staying in the water and killing lots of little fish. easy to filet. you come right down the back. and go across. same filets. what it does do is make a very nice little saute. >> it looks beautiful. all you did was put a little olive oil in the pan? >> grape seed oil. >> i saw you lightly put a little bit of flour but nothing big. >> a little bit of flour. >> salt and pepper? >> salt and pepper and baste it. at southgate, we like to use best products. in this case, something that is helping the environment in terms of this. >> if i was going out to catch these, how did do you catch these? >> we were lucky that atlantis charters went out and speared these for us. right now people are diving and spearing.
if there was a commercial market for them, they can be trapped and they would be fileted and the poisonous -- the venomous spears would be removed. >> we have actually removed them. >> did you something pretty creative. you removed them, dried them and now they are toothpicks. >> right. >> this is -- >> the lion fish. i'm eating from the spear of the lion fish. really good. >> delicious. >> it is. >> firm, delicate. great, soon to be on the menu of southgate. >> absolutely. >> good for you guys. i know you're trying to do a good thing. it tastes great and would be wonderful if it would help our oceans and waterways that need all of the help they can get. >> absolutely. >> we will take a break. 6 minutes till the top of the hour. thought they were dead. [ laughter ] [ grunting ] huh?
hundred degrees! that is washington. muggy and humid, you know? yuck. >> a good day to stay inside and have ac. unfortunately that is not the case for everybody either due to their job or whatever. it's going to be tough out there. and it's going to be like this for the weekend for many parts of the country so be aware and extra vigilant. >> no shortage of waste to say it's hot out there. jeanne moos is looking into some of them. here she is. >> reporter: you know it's hot when the weather forecast reside like a romance novel. >> sweatering. >> flirting with a hundred. >> you love the hot weather but you are hot! >> reporter: sometimes the word hot doesn't generate enough heat. >> pressure cooker. >> reporter: especially if you're a weatherman looking for new ways to say the same old thing. >> we got blow torching heat for tomorrow and tomorrow we are back on the burner. not the back burner. we're back on the burner do the wheels come off the wagon. >> reporter: while we are all gasping for air like fish out of wauvert, reporters are taking
the temperature on the grass. >> 155 degrees. >> reporter: in the new york subway. >> the temperature reads 100 degrees. >> reporter: on a swing? 131 degrees. >> reporter: we're talking heat so oppressive sometimes it's hard to spit out the word. >> that means the heat indices the heat and humidity combined. >> reporter: the current heat wave is christianed with a four-letter word meaning an area of high pressure that is compressing hot moist air behind it. >> return to the heat dome. >> the whole hot dome. >> the big dome. >> reporter: all of this talk of domes. ♪ >> reporter: conjures up visions of heat radiating ufos. >> a giant heat dome surrounded by a ring of fire. ♪ >> reporter: put some water on it. the heat wave is alive! >> shows the heat gobbling up most of the country like a virus. >> reporter: but if you want to see the newscasters most
appropriately dressed for the heat wave? >> welcome to naked news and brief. >> reporter: and in brief, even they are covering. >> officials call a heat dome. >> reporter: but at least the heat dome left al roker feeling hot. >> when will it end? al has some answers. >> reporter: it's not every day al gets labeled too hot to handle. the heat wave brings out a wave of weather chefs. >> we put this egg in this pan out under the sun for about an hour. this is the result. it's fried right to the pan. >> reporter: but the julia child of weather reporting is abc's matt gutman cooking steaks. >> we are going to see if we can cook it on the dashboard of this car. dashboard reads 151 degrees. we came back about two hours later. it's probably about medium well. >> reporter: well done, matt. now let's see you eat it! ♪ and it burns burns burns ♪ >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. ♪ a ring of pride ♪ >> jeanne is creative about that. great stuff when y